Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord
25 March 2022

Dear Friends and Members of the Jungmann Society:

We thank you for your patience with the members of the Council as we weighed various options for hosting our upcoming congress. The uncertainty around the pandemic and, more recently, the escalating military conflict in Ukraine have been cause for much prayer and discernment concerning how best to proceed. At long last, however, we are happy to announce that we are moving forward with the option to host an abbreviated, in-person congress within a hybrid modality. For those prepared to travel, we will gather in person at the Villa Aurelia in Rome. To accommodate those members choosing not to travel, we will provide a live-streaming option for most of the keynote and plenary addresses.
The theme for our congress is “Jesuits, Liturgy, and the Four Universal Apostolic Preferences of the Society of Jesus.” Our presenters will consider how a body of Jesuit liturgists might contribute to the four universal preferences that have been identified for the Society of Jesus.
As we prepare for our upcoming congress and time together in Rome, I would like to provide you with some practical information.

Revised Congress Dates

The dates for our congress are 15 – 17 June 2022 (with anticipated arrivals on Tuesday, 14 June).

Congress Meeting Site and Accommodations

The eighth meeting of the International Jungmann Society for Jesuits and the Liturgy will be held at Villa Aurelia retreat center located a short distance by bus from St. Peter’s Basilica. For more information on Villa Aurelia, please visit their website at: https://www.villaaureliaroma.com/en/

Confirming your registration

In order to confirm and/or reconfirm your congress registration, please contact me at: [email protected].


John Baldovin, SJ